"Bluesy swamp stomp indeed; this muhfuh is the real deal." -Blurt Magazine
Slide guitarist, producer, and recording artist. Iron Mike Norton is described as one of the most innovative and creative artists in roots music. His use of sounds and style borrowed from electronic and urban music with rock, country and blues confirms his reputation, Based out of the swamps of Florida, Iron Mike signed his first record deal in 1995 as a country artist. He was subsequently nominated for Best New Artist at the King Eagle Awards the following year in Nashville. By 2001, his live performances had begun to move in a slide guitar blues driven direction. Mike spent a decade doing shows and selling self made CD´s around the country in the underground alt-blues and roots rock scene before releasing the album many agree cemented his image as the ¨king of swamp stomp¨. Bad Monkey (2012) is regarded by any as the quintessential swamp stomp album, with its hill country influenced slide guitar, and 808 back-beats.
Early 2020 finds the iron man still releasing new music and breaking new ground, with his cover of Kris Kristofferson´s Help Me Make It Through The Night, with his 10th album coming in 2021.
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“One thing I love about the Blues world is that it throws up styles and artists that bring a great deal of originality and thought to the listener, more so than any other genre. Iron Mike Norton is one of those.”